Hey everyone! We’re very pleased to announce our involvement with Alexandre Philippe’s new film, “Doc of the Dead,” which proposes to be “the definitive and most comprehensive tribute to zombie culture and fandom ever made.” Alexandre and Exhibit A Pictures were responsible for “The People vs. George Lucas” and have kindly asked us, as well as Geekscape, to produce some material for the project. Mike and Jay will be filming a series of vignettes involving Mr. Plinkett (review Plinkett, not Half in the Bag Plinkett) fending for himself during a zombie apocalypse.
That’s a photo from a scene we already shot for the documentary’s teaser trailer, featuring our dear friend Jocelyn Ridgely as a zombie hooker. The “Doc of the Dead” teaser should be released in a few months. Check out the full press release, as well as the film’s awesome poster, below…
FROM THE PRESS RELEASE
The creators of the groundbreaking participatory documentary THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS are already hard at work on DOC OF THE DEAD—the definitive and most comprehensive tribute to zombie culture and fandom ever made. Shot and edited in a cinematically edgy, high-octane style, DOC OF THE DEAD will host a rich pop culture dialogue with zombie experts and celebrities, seek participation from YouTubers and indie filmmakers, and even investigate the possibility and ramifications of an actual zombie outbreak with sociologists, virologists, chemists, and members of the Zombie Research Society.
The Exhibit A Pictures triumvirate—Writer/Director Alexandre O. Philippe, Producer Kerry Deignan Roy, and Producer/DP Robert Muratore—teams up again with Editor Chad Herschberger and the multi award-winning post-production facility Milkhaus (Oscar winner SAVING FACE; Sundance winner CHASING ICE) to stamp their unique brand of entertainment and pop culture commentary on one of the most viral and enduring fan phenomena in recent history. This will also mark their first full-fledged collaboration with Geekscape’s own Jonathan London and Red Letter Media’s massively popular Mr. Plinkett—both of whom will contribute recurring, fictionalized segments to the film. In other words: Expect plenty of fan service and gory surprises!
Artist Charlie Adlard (THE WALKING DEAD), who created a stunning original poster for the film, will autograph a number of San Diego Comic-Con exclusive limited edition prints at the Geekscape Booth #3919 on Friday, July 13, 2012, at 4:30 pm.
Filming is already under way, and the Exhibit A team is currently focusing on key interviews with countless personalities, critics, scholars, writers, filmmakers, comedians, and notorious zombie culture enthusiasts. Notables (to date) include Simon Pegg (SHAUN OF THE DEAD) and Matt Mogk (ZOMBIE RESEARCH SOCIETY). Zombie icon George A. Romero has agreed to participate and will be interviewed in Toronto in early August.
Principal photography for DOC OF THE DEAD will begin in the fall of 2012, with key interviews/B-roll/fictionalized segments filmed by the Exhibit A crew and additional segments concurrently produced by Geekscape and Red Letter Media. Post-production is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2013, with a completed film ready for delivery by fall 2013. Crowdsourcing will be ongoing during the production and post-production periods. DOC OF THE DEAD will premiere in 2014.
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And lastly, here’s a photo of Alexandre and his team from their shoot with Simon Pegg: